Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut

Little Moments, Big Magic.

Little Moments. Big Magic.

How does it work?

The One-to-One friendship, called a match, between an adult volunteer, the "Big," and a child, the "Little," is the basis for our youth mentoring program.

 

After a match is made, "Bigs" and their "Littles" spend 2-3 hours together on a consistent basis doing activities of their choosing. Some matches use the time for shopping, errands, homework or sharing a sport. Some walk and talk. Some explore new hobbies or interests. In short, they simply spend time together as good friends do.

 

Matches are based on compatibility, interests, location and the needs of the child. The service is provided at no cost and, as funding permits, some activities are supplemented by the agency.

Proven Success

Research shows that Littles who meet with their Bigs regularly for one year are:

 52% less likely to skip school

 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs

 27% less likely to start drinking alcohol

 More likely to get along with their family and peers

 More likely to get better grades and feel better about school

 

And overall, Littles were more trusting of their parent or guardian.†

Thatís an incredible return on so little of your time!

Copyright 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut

1595 Hartford Turnpike

Route 85

Oakdale, CT† 06370

To contact us:

Phone: 860-437-3227

Fax: 860-437-0548

E-mail: office @bbbssect.org

www.bbbssect.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut


Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national program that matches children with a positive adult role model who is able to spend time with a Little Brother or Little Sister on a one-to-one basis. The program is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to make a positive difference in the life of a child. Volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide friendship and guidance to our Little Brothers and Little Sisters. They introduce children to new worlds and bring a little magic into their lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters is about Little Moments and Big Magic!